with Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser

Investigating a strange world.

  • Gravitational Anarchy

    Nov 29, 2010
    A mysterious case of the topsy turvies and a return to the question of what felines feel when they fall.
  • What Does Technology Want?

    Nov 16, 2010
    Are new ideas and new inventions inevitable? Are they driven by us or by a larger force of nature?
  • Wild Talk

    Oct 18, 2010
    In today's podcast, we get a tantalizing taste of words in the wild, from the jungles to the prairie.
  • Cities

    Oct 8, 2010
    One tidy mathematical formula may hold the key to how cities work. We take to the streets to test the numbers, & ask what really makes cities tick.
  • The Walls of Jericho

    Oct 4, 2010

    In this podcast, Jad and Robert throw some physics at a bible story. We find out just how many trumpeters you'd actually need to blow down the walls of Jericho.

  • Voices in Your Head

    Sep 8, 2010

    In this podcast, Jad talks to Charles Fernyhough about the connection between thought and the voice in your head. How did it get there? And what's happening when people hear someone else's voice in their head?

  • Bonus Video: Words

    Aug 10, 2010
    Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video (made to accompany our Words episode), filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordp...
  • Words

    Aug 9, 2010
    It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour, we try to do just that.
  • Secrets of Success

    Jul 27, 2010
    Robert and Malcolm Gladwell duke it out over questions of luck, talent, passion, and success.